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SHS Counseling Department Mission:

To equip students with specific knowledge, skills, and guidance to help them set and achieve their academic, career, and personal goals.



Information discussed with the counselor is private unless the information needs to be shared to prevent danger to the student or others. If information needs to be shared, the counselor will make every effort to let you know of the appropriate source (s) that need to be contacted. This may be a parent/guardian, administrative personnel, protective services, or law enforcement. Other shared information includes court subpoenas and communication with other professionals to better support you. Our primary responsibility is to our students, but we also acknowledge parents rights to be informed.



If you or someone you are concerned about are experiencing a life-threatening emergency, please dial 911. If you have a non-life-threatening but urgent mental health concern, please contact your private Mental Health provider, contact the NM Crisis line toll-free anytime 24/7/365 at 1-855-NMCRISIS (662-7474), or seek support with local mental health community providers. Find a printable list of Crisis Resources HERE and Community Resources and Services HERE.  Most agencies have virtual therapy available, just ask. Our Sandia High School Counseling staff are available during school operating hours to assist with accessing resources as you seek help.

Summer School 2021

APS students may register for up to 4 (.5) semesters of Summer School (at no cost) through our APS Summer School program.  The program is hosted by eCademy and all classes are online through the Edgenuity platform. Students may take 2 (.5) semesters per Summer School Term.

Term 1: June 7 -25

Term 2: June 28 - July 19

Current APS Middle School students must register with their

APS Middle School Counselor

Students may register directly at eCademy.  Please use this link to access detailed information:

Please visit eCademy’s website at or for specific eCADEMY questions please email call (505) 247-4209

Scheduling Assistance

To assist with scheduling, our Counseling team rotates Wednesdays in July. If you are new to SHS (and completed registration and need to build a schedule) or you are a current student with a request to adjust your schedule due to a conflict with a core/academic class, please use the following digital form to request help. Please keep in mind, if we reach capacity on a specific Wednesday you will be prompted to pick the following Wednesday.

Sign Up for Scheduling Assistance

Wednesday, July 7th: Wednesday, July 14th: Wednesday, July 21st: Wednesday, July 28th:

Sign Up for College and Career Information w/ Mr. Vopalka

Wednesday, July 21st: Wednesday, July 28th: 

SHS Counseling Dept


Monday - Friday 7:25 AM-2:25 PM

Schedule Correction Request

In accordance with school policy corrections must be requested within the first ten days of the semester.  For more information please refer to pages 6 and 7 of the 2020-2021 SHS Course Catalog. 

Educational Technology

If you need assistance with setting up your StudentVue, ParentVue,  Resetting your StudentVue password (for returning students),  student work permits, enrolling and dis-enrolling of students, or printing/viewing schedules please contact

Mrs. Regina Judah @ 

For technology, resources go to APS_Educational-Technology

If you are having problems with technology and need help, please fill out a ticket (link below) and the SHS Tech Team will try to assist you! Click Here: SHS_Tech Ticket

Contacting your SHS Counseling Team

Parents: If you need to contact your student’s counselor, please contact us by email listed below. 

Students: No appointment is needed during a crisis situation. If you are worried about your safety or the safety of a peer, please see your counselor right away.


                   Click here to sign up with Mrs. Martinez A-E

                   Click here to sign up with Mrs. Kuhlman F-L

                   Click here to sign up with Ms. Leyba  M-R

                   Click here to sign up with Mrs. Weems  S-Z

                   Click here to sign up with Mr. Vopalka College and Career

                   Click here to sign up with Mrs. Tiefa Resource Counselor

                   Click here to sign up with Ms. Ashby Cross Roads


Counselors are only available during school days and school hours 7:25 AM-2:25 PM.

Counseling Secretary 

Regina Judah


Ext. 30012



Deb Martinez


Ext. 30015


Candy Kuhlman


Ext. 30019


Roberta Leyba


Ext. 30017


Rebekah Weems


Ext. 30204

College and Career 

Charles Vopalka


Ext. 30011


Samantha Ashby


Ext. 30026

Google Voice



Lynda Tiefa 


Ext. 30055

The social workers listed below assist students as assigned by their IEP.

Social Worker

Donna Teuteberg


Ext. 30184

Social Worker 

Shirley Gallegos 


Ext. 30401



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college, financial aid, scholarships, career-related events, and more!